Sherman County eNews #178


  1. A Giant Birthday Celebration for Sherman County Friends, July 17

  2. A Positive Mental Attitude

  3. “Animal Habitats of the Gorge” Summer Camp for ages 5-9

  4. 2016 Welcome to the Sherman County Fair, August 23-28

  5. A Matter of Self-Esteem

  6. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do

“Become a part of the solution. Serve your communities. Don’t be a part of the problem. We’re hiring. Get off that protest line and put an application in, and we’ll put you in your neighborhood and we will help you resolve some of the problems you’re protesting about.” —Dallas Police Chief David Brown, July 2016

1. A Giant Birthday Celebration for Sherman County Friends, July 17

Sunday, July 17th at 2 p.m. at Sorosis Park in The Dalles, there will be a giant birthday celebration! We are celebrating the 95th birthdays of Eilene Eslinger, Mary Fields (Mary Ann Justesen’s mother) & Nita Hooper. We are also celebrating birthdays of Gertrude Buether, Penny Eakin, Helen (Holmes) Brookings, Rory Wilson & Craig Wood. Hope to see you there!  ~ Leta Ann Eslinger

2. A Positive Mental Attitude

birdHappyOwlA positive mental attitude is an irresistible force that knows no such thing as an immovable body.  Time and again we hear stories about ordinary people who do seemingly impossible things when they find themselves in an emergency situation. They perform Herculean feats of strength and endurance, things they never dreamed they were capable of doing. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could harness that strength and make it available anytime you need it? You can — if you believe you can. No doubt you can remember a time in your life when you were exceptionally focused on your objective, a time when you achieved more in less time than ever before. Perhaps it was an impending vacation that motivated you to get everything done before you departed, or perhaps it was a “must pass” exam that helped you focus your concentration. The intensity that you developed in those situations is always available to you when you have a Positive Mental Attitude. ~ Napoleon Hill 

3. “Animal Habitats of the Gorge” Summer Camp for ages 5-9

What would it be like to be a bear, a fox, a raccoon, or an eagle? Kids ages 5 to 9 years can explore Animal Habitats of the Gorge August 1 through August 4 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles. Cost is $85 per child for non-members, $70 for members. Space is limited, and registration is required by July 29. For information call 541-296-8600 ext. 209, or visit

 4. 2016 Welcome to the Sherman County Fair, August 23-28

food.pie.hotWelcome to our 107th Sherman County Fair!  Let me introduce you to the fair board: Tom Rolfe, Chair, Bryce Coelsch, Vice-Chair, Jennifer Zimmerlee, Ted Sabey, Shandie Johnson, Bert Perisho and Rick Jauken.  Another very exciting fair will include old favorites like the kick-off BBQ, Dale Coles Classic Car Show, contests for cakes, pies, flowers and table setting/decorating. Returning to us for a third year is the Challenge of Champions Bull Riding Tour and our very own parade thru downtown Moro on Saturday morning.

New to the fair this year will be entertainer Freddie Prez.  Freddie will bring his new stage and will host several “one of a kind” contests.  Some of them can involve food and a special cannon!  You will have to watch to see what all happens.

applause1The board selected Margret Snider as the 2016 Grand Marshal.  Representing Sherman County Fair and your community at many local parades, rodeos and other area events is Princess Lexie Grenvik. Thank you Lexie for your hard work and dedication to Sherman County.  This year’s theme is “Country Pride County Wide.”

Please plan to join us to visit with friends, enter a contest, enjoy the livestock exhibited by the 4-H or FFA members, attend the bull riding, hear the Countryfied Band or watch the Demolition Car/Truck Derby.  The fair board wants to say thank you for attending our fair August 23rd thru August 28th in Moro Oregon.

See you at the fair!

Fair Secretary Beth McCurdy

5. A Matter of Self-Esteem

How do you respond to personal affronts or insults? If you have high self-esteem, they probably don’t bother you much. Here is why.

Have you ever noticed that people with low self-esteem have a terrible time with anything they perceive as an insult? You see, beneath their façade of self-confidence, they are really not convinced of their own value or competence. So whenever they believe that someone has insulted or rejected them, they come unglued.

These folks fret and fume. They get angry. They spend a lot of time brooding about it, and sometimes they even seek retaliation or revenge. But people with high self-esteem just brush it off. For example, at the height of the U. S. Civil War, President Lincoln and his secretary of war paid a visit to General McClellan in the battle area to hear first-hand about how the war was going.

As they were waiting for the general to arrive, McClellan came in, covered in grime. He brushed by them, went upstairs, and eventually sent his maid to tell them he was tired and had gone to bed. The secretary of war was aghast and said to Lincoln, “Surely you’re not going to let him get by with that. Surely you will relieve him of his command.”

Lincoln thought about it for a minute or two. Then he said, “No, I will not relieve him. That man wins battles and I would hold his horse and clean his shoes if it would hasten the end of this bloodshed by one hour.” It’s the same for anyone who has high self-esteem. They are so secure that they can easily be humble and nothing threatens their sense of purpose and self-worth.

Give some thought to this the next time you feel someone insults you. You may just decide that it isn’t that big a deal. ~ The Pacific Institute

6. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do





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